Warning: Bunnies are pets, not presents

Animal shelters get rabbits that were given as gifts on Easter

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Animal shelters have a message for you before you fill your Easter basket: bunnies are pets, not presents.

Laura Burban, Director of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, says they typically get 10 to 15 rabbits in the summer. “Because once they start getting big, that’s when they tend to get abandoned or unwanted anymore,” said Burban.

She says they still have a rabbit from last year. “She was abandoned in somebody’s yard and she’s been here ever since,” said Burban. “Bunnies can live up to 10 years, so you really want to process it before you get and bring one home.”

“I like that they’re kinda cute and cuddly,” said 7-year-old Isabella Sanchez. “They’re the cutest things in the world,” said 10-year-old Rory Sanchez. “I love them.”

The Sanchez siblings say they can’t wait to get their paws on one and plan to adopt a rabbit. Big brother Rory says he can handle the responsibility.

“I just like helping and I love bunnies,” he said.

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